President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria on Sunday for further medical checkups in London, barely two months after an extended medical leave in the U.K.
President Buhari left the country on Sunday evening after welcoming 82 of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014, who were freed following negotiations with the militants over the weekend. A statement from the presidency said that the trip was for “follow-up medical consultation” and that the “length of the president’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors.”
“The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation,” said the statement.